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Rev. Stachelle Bussey prays with members of Breonna Taylor’s family before the march begins Friday, September 25, 2020 in Louisville Kentucky.

Community takes religion to the streets

By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief
September 30, 2020
Amina Butt, of Carbondale, shows a series of white flags with sayings on them to her son, Yusef, on April 13, 2017, at Carbondale’s Gaia House. About 25 community members gathered at the Gaia House for a vigil as a sign of solidarity with Syria amid the country’s civil war. Butt is a member of the Carbondale Muslim Center and her father is president of the city’s Interfaith Council, a collaborative group of local religious leaders. Butt said she wanted to bring her children to the vigil to teach them about the world and help them understand the ongoing conflict in Syria. “It puts their blessed life in perspective for them,” she said. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)

Photo of the Day: White flags for Syria

By Bill Lukitsch
April 15, 2017
U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

In red and blue America, they watched same speech but heard different things

By Mark Z. Barabak and David Montero | Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2017
Wisam Aldayyeni, a doctoral student in mechanical and computer engineering from Baghdad; Said Bakkar, a graduate student in physics from Amman, Jordan; Abdulrahman Alowais, a freshman studying aviation technology from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Tariq Khaaliq, from Carbondale, kneel in silent prayer February 1, 2016, at the Carbondale Muslim Center. “I believe now some of the U.S. citizens believe you’re ISIS if you say you’re Muslim,” Alowais said, “but we have verses in our Holy Quran that say if you kill one person for no reason, you kill all of mankind. If you help someone live, it’s like helping all humans live... In Islam you pray, you ask God for forgiveness, and you go out and try to make people happy.”

Carbondale Muslim Center Hosting Dinner Dialogue

By Francois Gatimu
February 23, 2017
Then President-elect Donald Trump looks on in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 during a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in their first public step toward a transition of power in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Global criticism builds against Trump’s refugee ban

By Shannon Pettypiece and Steve Geimann | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2017
Rose Garcia-Corrigan and her daughters A'isha, left 4, and Tziphorah, 1, at their Kissimmee, Florida, home on Oct. 31, 2013. Rose, a Muslim, believes that she was the victim of a hate crime after another driver tried to run her off of the road while mocking her head scarf. (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

FBI hate-crime report sees 67 percent surge in attacks on Muslims

By Hannah Allam | McClatchy Washington Bureau
November 14, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. (TNS)

Opinion: Racism, bigotry charges take presidential race to new low

By Lewis Diuguid | The Kansas City Star
August 26, 2016

Race debate: SIUE students say ‘microaggressions’ are common

By Elizabeth Donald, Belleville News-Democrat
May 9, 2016
Wisam Aldayyeni, a doctoral student in mechanical and computer engineering from Baghdad; Said Bakkar, a graduate student in physics from Amman, Jordan; Abdulrahman Alowais, a freshman studying aviation technology from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Tariq Khaaliq, from Carbondale, kneel in silent prayer February 1, 2016, at the Carbondale Muslim Center. “I believe now some of the U.S. citizens believe you’re ISIS if you say you’re Muslim,” Alowais said, “but we have verses in our Holy Quran that say if you kill one person for no reason, you kill all of mankind. If you help someone live, it’s like helping all humans live... In Islam you pray, you ask God for forgiveness, and you go out and try to make people happy.”

Students examine religious misconceptions

By Anna Spoerre, @annaspoerre
February 1, 2016
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